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Acting Head: Prof. Zhenguo Wu (
The mission of the Division of Life Science is to establish and sustain a program of scholarship that advances both research and education in the biological sciences. We strive to be broad-based in our science yet to probe deeply into certain key areas of modern biology. We provide a stimulating yet challenging learning environment for students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We are committed to the idea that learning goes on not only in the classroom, but also in the laboratory and in a wide array of experiential activities that marry a student's academic knowledge with practical real-world experience. We are dedicated to the wide dissemination and application of our research findings and to enhancing their impact on society through contributions to biotechnological innovations in regional and international arenas. We appreciate the value of diversity in our faculty and student body as it is our belief that the best ideas are born when the widest range of opinions are sought and considered. Our goal is to inspire our students’ interest in the study of life science, and to encourage them to use their knowledge to engage in activities that contribute to our global community.
At a Glance (as of Feb 2017)
Number of Faculty Members: 40
Number of Undergraduate Students: 553
Number of Postgraduate Students: 193
Academic Programs
Undergraduate (4-year program):
  BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
BSc in Biological Science
BSc in Biotechnology

BSc in Biotechnology and Business (Joint School Program)
  MSc in Biotechnology
PhD in Biology

MPhil / PhD in Life Science
Research Interests
1 Cellular Regulation and Signaling
2 Cancer Biology
3 Developmental Biology
4 Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
5 Macromolecular Structure and Function
6 Marine and Environmental Science
7 Biotechnology and Medicinal Biochemistry
Division of Life Science

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